Athletic Training Information
Mindy Therriault ATC, LAT
Mindy Therriault is the Head Athletic Trainer at Bunnell High School. Mindy is a board Certified Athletic Trainer. and holds a Connecticut State License and is CPR/AED certified. She is employed by Select Physical Therapy Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation Center in Shelton, and is contracted to care for the student athletes at Bunnell High School. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science/Athletic Training from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT in May 2008. Mindy became certified as an Athletic Trainer by the NATABOC in June 2008.
Mindy was previously employed as the Head Athletic Trainer for Weston High School from August 2008 – July 2010. In August 2010, she joined Select Physical Therapy and became the Certified Athletic Trainer for Bunnell High School.
The Athletic Training Room is open Monday through Friday beginning at 2:00pm. The closing time and Saturday schedule of the Athletic Training Room varies day to day based on game and practice schedules. Mindy is in attendance at all home varsity events, most home j.v. events, all home varsity, j.v. and freshmen football games and all away varsity football games.
If there are two home events that occur at the same time, the sport with the higher risk of injury and physical contact takes precedence. Mindy enforces an educational environment that provides the athletes with the opportunity to grow physically, mentally and emotionally as part of the athletic community.
If a student-athlete should get injured or complain of any discomfort, please do not hesitate to contact Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org or the direct phone number to the Athletic Training Room is 203-385-4263.
Paretnts, coaches or students may also email the Shelton clinic at email@example.com and one of SPT's Athletic Trainers or Physical Therapists will guide you. If the attention of a physician is needed, Mindy is able to schedule an orthopedic appointment within 24-48 hours to ensure student-athletes receive appropriate care.
WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER:
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care professional. ATC’s are highly educated and skilled professionals specializing in injury prevention, recognition, evaluation, assessment, immediate care, treatment and rehabilitation of orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines. As a part of the sports medicine team, the Certified Athletic Trainer works under the direction of a licensed physician and in cooperation with other health care professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents.
In other words: If the medical care of an athlete was represented by an umbrella… the athlete would serve as the handle, the rest of the athlete’s support team would serve as the parts that make up the canopy and the Athletic Trainer would serve as the conduit or intermediary between the athlete and the rest of the support community.
An Athletic Trainer must be certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) by completing a four year degree at and accredited college or university and passing the Board of Certification Examination. In the State of Connecticut Athletic Trainers must also be licensed with the Department of Health.
A day in the life of an Athletic Trainer:
An Athletic trainer can be seen working in secondary schools, College/Universities, sports medicine clinics, with the military and industrial/commercial settings. On an average day you will find an ATC preparing athletes for practice or games through taping, bandaging, and bracing. You can see an ATC develop conditioning programs, and implement treatment and rehabilitation programs. ATC also evaluate injuries to determine their management and referral to physician or physical therapy if necessary.
Further information on Athletic Training can be found on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association webpage. www.nata.org
As mentioned previously, Mindy is employed by Select Physical Therapy. SPT's clinic is located at 100 Beard Saw Mill Road (behind the Wells Hollow Farm). She is in daily contact with the clinical staff. With their expertise and experience in sports medicine, SPT works with local physicians to offer the highest level of care for student-athletes.
Listed below is information on the clinic and the staff:
SELECT PHYSICAL THERAPY of SHELTON
Select Physical Therapy of Shelton is located at 100 Beard Saw Mill Road
(Behind the Wells Hollow Farm).
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday 7:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 7:00am through 6:00pm
To schedule an appointment or for any questions please call our main number 203-929-7036 or email us at
Select Physical Therapy also offers a public injury hotline which is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment of common injuries or conditions.
The injury hotline number is 1-877-MOBL-MED (662-5633)
RON BECKY MARIA MARK
Let me introduce you to our staff…
Ron Ogrodowicz MPT, ATC, LAT, CSCS – Center Manager
Ron is a 1992 graduate of Bunnell High School in Stratford. He earned a Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Catawba College, Salisbury NC. He holds a second Bachelor’s in Health and Science Studies and a Master’s in Physical Therapy both from Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT. Prior to becoming Center Manager at Select Physical Therapy of Shelton, Ron served as the Assistant Athletic Director and the Head Athletic Trainer at Quinnipiac University from 1997- 2004.
Mark Martire DPT, ATC, LAT
Mark is a Shelton native and a Shelton High School class of 2002 graduate. He earned his Bachelor’s in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Quinnipiac University, Hamden CT in May 2006. He continued on to Graduate school at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield CT where he earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2009. Mark joined Select Medical Corp in August of 2006, initially hired as a part time Athletic Trainer. He soon joined the group as a full time Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer upon graduation from Sacred Heart University.
Rebecca Perriello, MSPT
Rebecca graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2005 with a Bachelors of Science in Allied Health and in 2006 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Since being licensed by the state of Connecticut she has been working as an outpatient Physical Therapist with an emphasis on sports injuries, pre and post-surgical rehabilitation, and general orthopedic conditions. Becky began working for Select Physical Therapy in 2009.
Nicole Yacobino ATC, LAT – Certified Athletic Trainer (absent from picture)
Nicole is a 2003 graduate of Bunnell High School in Stratford. She earned her Bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Catawba College in Salisbury NC in May 2007 with a BS degree in Athletic Training. Nicole joined Select Medical Corp in July of 2007 and worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer with the Bridgeport Bluefish. In April 2008 Nicole became the Head Athletic Trainer at Shelton High School.
Maria DeSousa – Patient Service Specialist
Maria graduated from Bullard Havens Technical School with a diploma in Graphic Communications. She has been working in outpatient therapy for eighteen years as both and a patient service specialist.
Dana Lombardo – Patient Service Specialist (absent from above picture)
Dana graduated from Trumbull High School in 2007; she then attended Western Connecticut State University studying the arts and science major of psychology. She is now currently a student at Housatonic Community College and plans to transfer to Sacred Heart University majoring in psychology, with a minor in business.